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BERGEN, Norway—Vizrt may have an answer for journalists looking to do up-close-and-personal interviews in the era of social distancing: “teleportation. ”No, not the Star Trek kind, nor even the cutting edge experimental type of quantum physics in which researchers teleport the smallest of subatomic particles great distances. Vizrt’s version is more virtual, relying on IP and the built-in Fusion renderer in its just announced Viz Engine 4. 1. Together, the technologies made it possible for Gerhard Lang, chief technology officer, and Chris Black, head of brand and content, both at Vizrt Group, to carry on a live, one-on-one conversation as if they were in the same room—but they weren’t. Black was stationed at the company’s headquarters in Bergen, Norway, while Lang was some 1,200 miles away in Vomp, Austria.
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